Former B.C. environment minister and Davis LLP Senior Counsel Barry Penner, Q.C. was quoted in a September 9, 2013 Vancouver Sun story on the excessive levels of cadmium found in the Burns Bog landfill in Delta, B.C.
In the interview, Barry expresses concern about the toxicity of the known carcinogen and the landfill's proximity to the Fraser River. “It may be probable this cadmium makes its way into the water courses and maybe the Fraser River,” he commented.